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Coronavirus Webinar

Coronavirus Webinar

March 16, 2020

Concerned about how to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19) if it spreads to your community? Tune in to this interactive conversation on the latest developments with Elizabeth Hertel, senior chief deputy director for administration for Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services.

Monday Morning Live - Local preemption, CapCon - Episode 24

Monday Morning Live - Local preemption, CapCon - Episode 24

March 4, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Communications Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Mining operations and short-term rentals are just two of the areas where the State of Michigan is trying to preempt local government authority. Tune in for a lively discussion of that challenge and our upcoming CapCon. 

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Crowdfunding - Episode 23

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Crowdfunding - Episode 23

February 28, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Communications Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Angela Barbash, CEO, Revalue
Melissa Milton-Pung, Program Manager, Michigan Municipal League

The League’s Matt Bach talks about the power of crowdfunding for Michigan communities with the League’s Melissa Milton-Pung and Angela Barbash of Revalue LLC. There are a couple different types of crowdfunding and we discuss those and ways crowdfunding is being used in our cities, villages and townships. The League is a big proponent of the crowdfunding movement and you can learn more at crowdfundngmi.com.

Monday Morning Live - Governor’s budget proposal, CapCon, local preemption - Episode 23

Monday Morning Live - Governor’s budget proposal, CapCon, local preemption - Episode 23

February 19, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Communications Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: John LaMacchia, Asst. Dir., State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

Governor Whitmer just released her budget proposal for 2020-2021, which sets off a whole new round of negotiations with the Legislature. The League's John LaMacchia shares his thoughts on the possibility of conversations on revenue sharing and local roads. He also touched on one of the speakers at our upcoming CapCon - Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist - and his Thriving Cities tour of the state. And the next issue of our magazine, which fill focus on local preemption, was highlighted.

Limelight - Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council President - Episode 12

Limelight - Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council President - Episode 12

February 12, 2020

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Brenda Jones, President, Detroit City Council

At the League's 2019 Convention, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones lent her talent and expertise to several sessions. In between all those activities, our Emily Kieliszewski sat down with Jones to get her take on her path in Detroit politics, her unique experience in Congress, and her advice for women and young people interested in entering the political arena.

Monday Morning Live - State of State, High water levels - Episode 22

Monday Morning Live - State of State, High water levels - Episode 22

February 7, 2020

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
John LaMacchia, Asst. Dir., State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On the heels of Gov. Whitmer's State of the State address, we discussed how her positions and policies will affect Michigan communities. We also dove into the damage being caused by high water levels in our state's coastal communities and what's being done to address the problem.

Economics of Place - Lilly Shoup, Lyft - Eposide 15

Economics of Place - Lilly Shoup, Lyft - Eposide 15

January 29, 2020

Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Lilly Shoup, Senior Director, Transportation Policy & Partnerships, Lyft

Dan Gilmartin sat down with Lilly Shoup from Lyft at the Michigan Municipal League's Policy Forum on technology, smart cities and big data. Shoup shared how Lyft is looking beyond just providing an affordable, reliable transportation option. They see the ability of transportation to shape communities and the way people explore their city and interact with their fellow citizens.

Monday Morning Live - Revenue estimating conf., State of State, CapCon 2020 - Episode 21

Monday Morning Live - Revenue estimating conf., State of State, CapCon 2020 - Episode 21

January 22, 2020

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

The State has launched into the next budget year with the annual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. Tune in to this episode of Monday Morning Live to learn about budget expectations for the coming year and how they might affect revenue sharing to communities. We also talked about the Governor's upcoming State of the State, her potential new plan for fixing the roads, a multitude of valuable sessions at our upcoming CapCon 2020, and more. 

SaveMICity - Revitalizing historic Hamtramck stadiums - Episode 18

SaveMICity - Revitalizing historic Hamtramck stadiums - Episode 18

January 15, 2020

Host:
Tony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League
Kathy Angerer, City Manager, Hamtramck

Keyworth and Hamtramck stadiums have a storied history in the City of Hamtramck. Learn how the League has partnered with the City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck Public Schools, Detroit City Football Club, and others to leverage an $800,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to restore the stadiums and create a comprehensive recreation plan to serve the community, the schools, and the region.

Monday Morning Live - Bills moving forward, State of State, Policy Forums - Episode 20

Monday Morning Live - Bills moving forward, State of State, Policy Forums - Episode 20

January 9, 2020

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League

On the first Monday Morning Live of 2020, we discussed some introduced bills that will move forward, the Governor's upcoming State of the State address, and the expectation that she will propose a new approach to road funding. We also talked about the League's Policy Forums on future city issues. View video on Facebook.